Film Review | Creature
Bipasha Basu tackles a monster with a Fu Manchu moustache and bad teeth
A lizard-like monster with a Fu Manchu moustache and terrible teeth is terrorising Bipasha Basu’s mountainside hotel owner Ahaana and her guests. It has previously made a meal of several victims, including one that rashly walks in the direction of its voice, which sounds like a sore-throated man gurgling at high volume, when he should have bolted in the opposite direction. Creature director Vikram Bhatt reveals glimpses of the rubber-bodied cross between alien and dinosaur within the first five minutes of the movie. More such bad choices follow, such as soft-focus shots of the deadly boring romance between Ahaana and guest Kunal (Imran Abbas Naqvi), the insertion of a handful of songs into a suspense thriller, and the most puzzling refusal of the creature’s hunters to douse the blasted thing with petrol and burn it even after it is clearly demonstrated that the only thing the beast fears is fire.